Upcoming Events

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Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Movie, Deep Freeze Read
Body:
Escape from winter with a movie about a boat on the high seas! Today's movie: The Finest Hours The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952. Rate...

Meet Congressman Brad Schneider!

February 18, 2019
10:30am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Foyer
Age Group: Adults
Body:
Congressman Brad Schneider and his staff are hosting neighborhood office hours on Presidents Day. Come chat with Congressman Schneider in person and discuss issues that you care about. ...

The Poetry Group

February 18, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Do you like poetry, but aren't always sure what to make of it? Immerse yourself in verse during interactive presentations that inspire you to spend quality time with excellent works of poetry. ...

Federal Income Taxes for Your Business

February 19, 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Business Program, Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Body:
SCORE volunteer Joel Shabsin demystifies tax laws that business owners need to be aware of. Learn about the different types of business entities and the tax requirements, benefits, and disadvantages of each, followed by a Q&A session. The room...

Great Books Discussion Group

February 20, 2019
10:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Read and discuss classic and contemporary essays, short stories, plays, and poems.  Join us this month for Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part II.   ...

Excel 2

February 20, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Media Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Body:
Prerequisite: Excel 1 The second installment of our Excel class. Learn pivot tables, calculating across a workbook, and more!...

Afternoons with Judy Levin

February 21, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Dive deeper into fantastic books with the renowned book reviewer and discussion leader Judy Levin.   This month's title: The Hearts Invisible Furies by John Boyne   ...

Drop-in Tech Help

February 21, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Foyer
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Technology Class
Body:
Got a tech issue? Just bring your device to the Reference Desk and we'll connect you with one of our skilled librarians or a tech-savvy Lake Forest High School student. Keep in mind, we cannot fix computer hardware problems or download software fo...

Great Decisions Discussion Group

February 21, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Body:
Great Decisions involves citizens in the process of making foreign policy. After registering, please visit the Reference Desk to pick up your briefing book with each session's readings. (Briefing books will be available starting January 17.) Jo...

New Release Fridays: The Wife

February 22, 2019
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movie
Body:
Jumpstart your weekend and be the first to see newly-released DVDs! Popcorn included. This week's movie: The Wife For almost 40 years, Joan has been the spouse of prolific American writer, Joe Castleman. She has played the part of the good and...

Supporting Adolescent Mental Health

February 26, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 21
Body:
Learn about mental health issues among adolescents, including warning signs and how best to support your child. Presented by Meredith Gettleman from Family Service of Lake County. Meredith Gettleman is a Licensed Social Worker, who received h...

Deep Freeze Read Book Discussion

February 28, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group, Deep Freeze Read
Body:
Discuss The Death and Life of the Great Lakes in preparation for Dan Egan's visit to Lake Forest on March 6! Deep Freeze Read is a one-book two-community reading program from Lake Forest and Lake Bluff libraries centered on a nonfiction book relev...

Drop-in Tech Help

February 28, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Foyer
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Technology Class
Body:
Got a tech issue? Just bring your device to the Reference Desk and we'll connect you with one of our skilled librarians or a tech-savvy Lake Forest High School student. Keep in mind, we cannot fix computer hardware problems or download software fo...

New Release Fridays: Bohemian Rhapsody

March 1, 2019
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Movie
Body:
Jumpstart your weekend and be the first to see newly-released DVDs! Popcorn included. This week's movie: Bohemian Rhapsody Freddie Mercury leads Queen to become one of the greatest rock bands in history. The unique band has unprecedented succe...

Musical Travelogue Through Ireland

March 4, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50
Body:
Take a musical journey through Ireland with musician Ian Gould! Meander from town to town with us, experiencing each place with a story or song. A perfect lead-in to St. Patrick’s Day! ...

The Life of Jackie O

March 5, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Body:
Local actor Roberta Randall takes us back in time for an evening reflecting on Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s troubled childhood, her time as a socialite, and her marriages to John F. Kennedy and Aristotle Onassis. ...

Great Books Discussion Group

March 6, 2019
10:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Read and Discuss classic and contemporary essays, short stories, plays, and poems. Join us this week for Discourse on Metaphysics by Leibniz. ...

Interview with Author Dan Egan

March 6, 2019
1:00pm - 2:15pm
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Deep Freeze Read, Talk or Lecture
Body:
Environmental Studies professor Glenn Adelson interviews Dan Egan, reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and author of The Death and Life of the Great Lakes. Students and the public are welcome to attend. No registration is required. For more...

An Evening with Dan Egan

March 6, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Deep Freeze Read, Talk or Lecture
Body:
Susie Hoffmann, Director of Education at Lake Forest Open Lands Association, interviews Journalist Dan Egan, author of The Death and Life of the Great Lakes. There will be a book signing after the interview; Lake Forest Book Store will provide books ...

Drop-in Tech Help

March 7, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Foyer
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Technology Class
Body:
Bring your device and questions to the Reference Desk and we’ll connect you with one of our tech-savvy librarians for help. Keep in mind, we cannot fix computer hardware problems or download software for you, but we CAN show you how to download eB...

Great Decisions Discussion Group

March 7, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Body:
Great Decisions involves citizens in the process of making foreign policy. After registering, please visit the Reference Desk to pick up your briefing book with each session's readings. (Briefing books will be available starting January 17.) Jo...

New Release Fridays: At Eternity's Gate

March 8, 2019
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Movie
Body:
Jumpstart your weekend and be the first to see newly-released DVDs! Popcorn included. This week's movie: At Eternity's Gate The last years of the great French painter Vincent van Gogh are dramatized. The focus is on the time the artist spent i...

Forest Writers Group

March 9, 2019
9:30am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Come meet fellow writers, share your work, engage in writing exercises, and exchange constructive feedback. Open to all! New writers welcome. ...

Microsoft Word 1

March 11, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Media Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Body:
Learn the fundamentals of this popular word processing program: Create, edit, and save documents Apply basic formatting, create tables, and insert images Understand the menus and tools ...